Topic / Catholicism

Ireland snubs Catholic bishops and votes for abortion reform

In a March statement, Ireland’s Catholic bishops asked people of faith to ‘pray earnestly’ that Ireland will ‘choose life’ in an upcoming abortion referendum. And they warned that repealing the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the equal right to life of mother and unborn: Would leave unborn children at the mercy of whatever […]

Convicted archbishop sparks fury with ‘pray for me’ letter

Australian Philip Wilson, the Archbishop of Adelaide who was found guilty this week  of concealing child sexual abuse, has caused outrage by sending a letter to Catholic schools in his home state, asking pupils to ‘please continue to pray for me’. Wilson’s letter, according to this report, first went viral on Twitter, and then Reddit, […]

Tory tit Jacob Rees-Mogg falls victim to ‘bigotry’ in the BBC

I’ve always regarded Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg as a bit of a tit – and I’m by no means the only one who detests this poncy Brexiteering Catholic. Back in 2017 Ginger Wildheart, a British musician tweeted: I’m hoping someone will photoshop Jacob Rees-Mogg’s face on the IT poster, and change it to TIT. Several […]

Convicted Adelaide archbishop will leave his post this week

Philip Wilson, above, the Archbishop of Adelaide who had been found guilty of concealing child sex abuse by a fellow priest, will step down from his position on Friday. According to this report, Wilson announced his decision today (Wednesday) the day after he was found guilty by a Newcastle court judge of concealing the abuse […]

Pretty-in-pink cardinal claims homophobia is a Marxist hoax

It’s somewhat ironic that, shortly after I posted an item earlier today about the homophobia suffered by a lesbian at a school in Oregon, I learned that German cardinal Gerhard Müller – prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 2012 until June 2017 –  has claimed that  that homophobia ‘simply doesn’t exist’. […]

Did the Pope just ‘blow a hole into Catholic moral theology’?

When I read numerous reports at the weekend that Pope Francis had told a gay man, Juan Carlos Cruz, above, that ‘God made you that way and loves you as you are’ I immediately thought there would be trouble ahead. Big trouble. It wasn’t long in coming. The American Conservative‘s Rod Dreher wrote: If the […]

Yet another Christian lunatic is awarded a top American post

President Trump’s administration, infested by a truly terrifying array of Christian fanatics, has added yet another lunatic to its collection: Dr Robert Redfield, the new head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Redfield, according to this report, is a devout Roman Catholic who was associated with Americans for a Sound AIDS/HIV […]

Row breaks out among Irish priests over abortion vote

Dublin-based Father Terence Crotty, above, has hit out at a group of Catholic priests who want church leaders to refrain from telling people how to vote in an upcoming referendum on abortion in Ireland. On May 25, Ireland will vote on whether to repeal its Eighth Amendment, and the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has […]

Faith schools: Catholics and secularists criticise new plans

The Government has abandoned plans to lift the 50 per cap on faith admissions in new free schools in a move that has infuriated Catholics. Equally angry are secularists, who, while welcoming the retention of the cap, are appalled that the government plans instead to give faith groups extra support and 90 percent of the […]

Abuse case: ‘crap’ sentences imposed on two Catholic friars

Pennsylvanian Franciscan friars Robert D’Aversa, 70, left, and Anthony Criscitelli, 63, have each been fined $1,000 and given five year periods of probation for enabling a paedophile priest. According to this report, Shaun Dougherty, a local victims’ advocate, described the sentences as “crap”. On one side of it, I’m happy to see that we’re putting […]